LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad claimed on Saturday that the deal has been struck with the accused arrested on corruption charges.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore he said that the team of Asif Ali Zardari has started to returning looted money but Nawaz Sharif is stubborn and hesitated to return the money.
Commenting on the political rivalry amongst parties in the country, Rasheed told the media that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has abandoned its support for Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Fazlur-Rehman “for playing the card of religion in politics.”
“Both the PML-N and the PPP cannot function with Fazlur-Rehman […] as he has some other objectives.” “A message has been sent to Fazlur-Rehman to not place his foot at a hotspot,” Rasheed said, adding that the message was conveyed via Abdul Ghafoor Haideri.
“We are the soldiers of ‘namoos-e-risalat’ (honour of the prophethood) and we have spent jails for it […] I have fought namoos-e-risalat’s case in the National Assembly,” the veteran politician stated.
“Shehbaz Sharif’s political career is under trial […] he is a supporter of negotiations [between the opposition and the government] and making them successful,” he further said, adding that he has been telling this for three months that Shehbaz was a member of his party.
He said that United Nation Security Council has discussed Kashmir issue after fifty years due to effective diplomacy by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The Minister said that religious cards should not be used in politics.
He said that we have strong faith in Finality of Prophethood (SAW) and he fought its case in the National Assembly.
Sheikh Rashid said that Pakistan is helping the USA for maintaining peace in Afghanistan.
He said that a meeting of Iranian leadership with Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected on the sidelines of forthcoming UN General Assembly session.